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Gunmen Attack Iraqi Archbishop’s Residence
Catholic News Service (13 January 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Gunmen shooting at guards keeping watch over the archbishop’s residence in Kirkuk in northern Iraq triggered a firefight, leaving two of the gunmen dead and five policemen wounded.

Iraqis in Jordan Go to the Polls, Hoping for Stability at Home
Catholic News Service (29 April 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A steady stream of Iraqi refugees, smiling and displaying purple index fingers, emerged from a polling station in the Hashemi Shamali district, where the majority of these urban refugees live in the Jordanian capital.

For Syrian, Iraqi Refugees, Catholic Agencies Meet Wide Range of Needs
Catholic News Service (10 May 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Fleeing conflict and violence back home, refugees from Syria and Iraq praised the Catholic humanitarian agencies helping them to cope with their trauma while starting a new life in their adopted safe haven of Jordan.

Catholic Official: Funding Running Out for Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
Catholic News Service (9 January 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A Catholic official warned that funding will soon run out to feed and house thousands of Iraqi Christians sheltering in Jordan after being made homeless by Islamic State militants.

Education a Priority for Church Agencies Aiding Iraqis
Catholic News Service (12 February 2015)
SHARIAH COLLECTIVE, Iraq (CNS) — Young children happily sing songs in Kurdish and Arabic, play interactive games, learn to count and how to read and write under a big colorful tent. Meanwhile, teens and pre-teens study more serious subjects.

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Picture of the Day: Praying for Iraq
Chaldean Bishop Frank Kalabat carries a monstrance on 1 August as he leads nearly 1,000 Chaldeans outside Mother of God Chaldean Church in Southfield, Michigan in praying for for persecuted Iraqi Christians. (photo: CNS/Mike Stechschulte)

Christians Flee Islamist Attacks in Northern Iraq
“Jihadists have launched fresh attacks on Christian areas in north Iraq, sparking a new wave of displacement, the country's Chaldean patriarch and witnesses said Wednesday.”

“Nobody Can Imagine How Terrible It Is”

This report was sent to us by Ms. Christina Patto, VP Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq.

Picture of the Day: Saving Childhood
Iraqi Assyro-Chaldean refugees play at a summer camp in Qartaba, Lebanon. (photo: Tamara Abdul Hadi)

Picture of the Day: The Smallest Displaced
Children make up a large part of the Iraqis who have been displaced and now live in Dohuk. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Terror and Triumph, Fear and Hope

Iraqi soldiers intensify their offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS.

Picture of the Day: Returning Home
Sister Luma Khudher reflects near the stoup of the damaged Church of Sts. Behnam and Sarah in Qaraqosh. (photo: Raed Rafei)

Picture of the Day: Circle of Friends
Displaced Iraqi Christian girls play during a break at the summer school organized by the Syriac Catholic Church of Martha Shmouny in Ain Kawa, a suburb of Erbil in Kurdish Iraq. (photo: Raed Rafei)

CNEWA Connections: Destroying the Sacred
When churches and sacred sites are attacked

Picture of the Day:
Chaldeans Make History at Synod in Iraq

Lay people are involved for the first time